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    I've had Olivers new interconnects in my system for the last few days and I'm posting my thoughts on them here . Firstly ,these interconnects were used in my system which contains a Goldring GL75 turntable , Firebottle OTP phono stage , a Korus music server / DAC3 French DAC , Croft pre and power amps , and a pair of Tannoy 637 speakers . I've had this system for quite a while now and I'm very familiar with its SQ . These interconnects will probably sound different in another system . I think Oliver would like them tried in a few different systems to gain as broad a spectrum of opinions as possible .
    I know Oliver isn't really interested in feedback regarding build quality , but I must say that these interconnects are beautifully built and a credit to his skills as a cable maker .
    Once plugged in between the DAC and amps the first thing I noticed was the sheer power which these interconnects conveyed . Initial impressions were that there was plenty of everything . Top end was smooth and detailed , the midrange , particularly voices , was very nice indeed , and bass was deep and tuneful . The timbre of instruments was very well conveyed and voices had a very nice , warm , texture to them . Drums also sounded like they should . I was also surprised at how high I could turn the volume without experiencing and harshness . These are indeed very smooth , yet powerful , sounding cables with a big soundstage and good back to front imaging .
    I experienced the same sort of effect when using the turntable . There was plenty of detail from a relatively inexpensive Nagaoka MP110 MM cartridge and I'm pretty sure that excellent results will be obtained from a more expensive MM or MC cartridge .
    One small caveat for me was that there was a very slight loss of '' airiness '' , however I'm pretty sure that this is more a symptom of my system rather than a problem with Olivers interconnects .
    If your system sounds a bit bright , harsh , or lacking in detail , then I'm sure these interconnects would be an excellent choice . They're certainly well worth a listen IMO and Oliver is a very friendly helpful guy to deal with

    Now posted to Jamie . I hope he enjoys them as much as I did
    Last edited by brian2957; 04-11-2017 at 12:25.
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    Brian

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    DAC 3 French DAC
    Amplifier : Rega Brio R
    Speakers : Tannoy 637
    Interconnects : MS Audio / Klotz MC5000 .
    Speaker cables : Chord Epic Twin

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    Can a mod fix the title please . It should read '' Olivers new interconnects ''

    Thanks .
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    Brian

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    Korus Computer Audio music server .
    DAC 3 French DAC
    Amplifier : Rega Brio R
    Speakers : Tannoy 637
    Interconnects : MS Audio / Klotz MC5000 .
    Speaker cables : Chord Epic Twin

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    Done!

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    Thanks Geoff , you're a gent
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    Korus Computer Audio music server .
    DAC 3 French DAC
    Amplifier : Rega Brio R
    Speakers : Tannoy 637
    Interconnects : MS Audio / Klotz MC5000 .
    Speaker cables : Chord Epic Twin

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    Though it should really be Oliver’s .

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    Thanks Mark
    Regards
    Brian

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    Korus Computer Audio music server .
    DAC 3 French DAC
    Amplifier : Rega Brio R
    Speakers : Tannoy 637
    Interconnects : MS Audio / Klotz MC5000 .
    Speaker cables : Chord Epic Twin

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    Quote Originally Posted by brian2957 View Post
    I've had Olivers new interconnects in my system for the last few days and I'm posting my thoughts on them here . Firstly ,these interconnects were used in my system which contains a Goldring GL75 turntable , Firebottle OTP phono stage , a Korus music server / DAC3 French DAC , Croft pre and power amps , and a pair of Tannoy 637 speakers . I've had this system for quite a while now and I'm very familiar with its SQ . These interconnects will probably sound different in another system . I think Oliver would like them tried in a few different systems to gain as broad a spectrum of opinions as possible .
    I know Oliver isn't really interested in feedback regarding build quality , but I must say that these interconnects are beautifully built and a credit to his skills as a cable maker .
    Once plugged in between the DAC and amps the first thing I noticed was the sheer power which these interconnects conveyed . Initial impressions were that there was plenty of everything . Top end was smooth and detailed , the midrange , particularly voices , was very nice indeed , and bass was deep and tuneful . The timbre of instruments was very well conveyed and voices had a very nice , warm , texture to them . Drums also sounded like they should . I was also surprised at how high I could turn the volume without experiencing and harshness . These are indeed very smooth , yet powerful , sounding cables with a big soundstage and good back to front imaging .
    I experienced the same sort of effect when using the turntable . There was plenty of detail from a relatively inexpensive Nagaoka MP110 MM cartridge and I'm pretty sure that excellent results will be obtained from a more expensive MM or MC cartridge .
    One small caveat for me was that there was a very slight loss of '' airiness '' , however I'm pretty sure that this is more a symptom of my system rather than a problem with Olivers interconnects .
    If your system sounds a bit bright , harsh , or lacking in detail , then I'm sure these interconnects would be an excellent choice . They're certainly well worth a listen IMO and Oliver is a very friendly helpful guy to deal with

    Now posted to Jamie . I hope he enjoys them as much as I did
    you insinuating

    glad u enjoyed em/ call them son of brian cables
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    Nah mate . These interconnects stand on their own merit
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    Brian

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    Korus Computer Audio music server .
    DAC 3 French DAC
    Amplifier : Rega Brio R
    Speakers : Tannoy 637
    Interconnects : MS Audio / Klotz MC5000 .
    Speaker cables : Chord Epic Twin

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    Moved to Strokes of Genius, as it's essentially a review. Also, as somewhat of a pedant, I've added the required apostrophe to the thread title!

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    Thanks Marco , appreciate the help
    Regards
    Brian

    Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment . (Rumi )


    Korus Computer Audio music server .
    DAC 3 French DAC
    Amplifier : Rega Brio R
    Speakers : Tannoy 637
    Interconnects : MS Audio / Klotz MC5000 .
    Speaker cables : Chord Epic Twin

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